Yi-Shan Tsai

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OBJECTIVE To retrospectively compare treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) using gelatin sponges or microspheres plus lipiodol-doxorubicin vs. doxorubicin-loaded drug-eluting beads (DEB). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 158 patients with HCC received TACE from November 2010 to November 2011 were enrolled(More)
PURPOSE This meta-analysis examined roles of several metabolites in differentiating recurrent tumor from necrosis in patients with brain tumors using MR perfusion and spectroscopy. METHODS Medline, Cochrane, EMBASE, and Google Scholar were searched for studies using perfusion MRI and/or MR spectroscopy published up to March 4, 2015 which differentiated(More)
MicroRNAs (miRNA) have been implicated in HCV infection. The present study analyzed the effects of let-7g on HCV infection in vitro, in clinical tissue and serum samples. Here, we show that the expression of let-7g in serum and liver tissue is significantly higher in patients with sustained virologic response (SVR). We show that interferon (IFN)/ribavirin(More)
The aim of the present study was to determine the correlation between dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) Hounsfield units (HU) and iron concentration, as well as the correlation between HU and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived R2 * values, in phantoms of the heart and liver tissue. Phantoms were constructed containing pig heart or liver tissue(More)
An 8-month-old boy with cutaneous vascular malformations and dermal melanocytosis (Mongolian spots, figure, A) on the face and trunk was diagnosed with phacomatosis pigmentovascularis type 2. He had normal neurodevelopment, but progressive macrocephaly (figure, B). Linear brain ultrasonography showed extensive venous angiomatosis in the prominent(More)
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